Six Strategic Steps to Digital Learning Success

Edsurge

Shiny new technologies can capture well-meaning educators like insects in amber, but the evidence is clear that digital learning can improve student opportunities and outcomes. Student Jemar Lee explains why blended learning was ideal for him. The Digital Learning Collaborative.

If you give a kindergartner a Chromebook…

eSchool News

Although even the youngest children are considered tech-savvy today, there exists a difference between a child who knows how to use a tablet to watch videos and a child who knows how to navigate a device for active learning. Much of that achievement is due to the Chromebooks, Morgan said.

HP launches new education Chromebook

eSchool News

As the Chromebook’s classroom popularity grows, its features expand. HP Inc.has launched the HP Chromebook 11 G4 Education Edition (EE) — a durable, lightweight Chromebook designed to meet the needs of students and educators.

Math instruction meets a personalized approach

eSchool News

One school is using a personalized and blended math curriculum to help students meet learning goals. That’s where MobyMax is really awesome—students who have different needs can learn at different levels, even though they’re in the same class together.

Eduprotocols for Littles with Jon Corippo #kinderchat

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s Sponsor: Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection. The Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection is here! Finally, we get the feedback that we need on apps for young children and meet content standards.

Meet Our Ambassadors: Jennifer Liang

Graphite Blog

We serve students with autism spectrum disorder and other learning disabilities. I oversee our 1-to-1 Chromebook initiative and train teachers on how to use them in the classroom. So as a school, we are interested in helping our students learn to navigate these interactions.

Meet Our Ambassadors: Jeff Richardson

Graphite Blog

In our 1-to-1 Chromebook environment, I have the awesome responsibility of building relationships with the teachers and empowering them to utilize technology as a tool in instructional design and planning, student learning, and their own professional growth. I support our teachers at the exciting intersection of technology and learning through lesson planning, co-teaching, professional development, observation, and feedback.

Tablets and disruptive innovation

The Christensen Institute

It used to be that most devices in schools were desktop machines of either the Windows or Apple varieties, but recently many schools have been switching to mobile devices like the iPad or web-based devices like the Chromebook. Chromebooks are simple to use and easy to setup and manage, but the software is limited to web applications that run in an Internet browser. When technologies are new, they often underperform at meeting customers’ needs.

Google Jamboard

The CoolCatTeacher

You just download it on Google Play or iTunes and use it with your touch Chromebook or iPad after listening to Tom Mullaney share how it works. He is in the San Francisco Unified School District as a Learning Integration Designer, and he does it with digital technology.

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Three Digital Equity Leaders Call to Action for Students Without Home Internet Access

techlearning

The CoSN Meeting the Needs of Students Without Home Internet Access webinar on September 19, 2018 reflects the growing concern and call to action for school districts, business communities and state and federal government to address what has been termed as the homework gap.

3 things schools must know about the rising “phigital” student

eSchool News

The clash is coming from so-called Gen Z, the first generation to be considered fully “phigital”—unwilling or unable to draw a distinction between the physical world and its digital equivalent. Digital is King.

How to use video and Google Forms to encourage deeper learning

eSchool News

In a field where lecture-based learning is the norm, I began to reflect on my own education experience and what kept me engaged. The novelty of this idea is that students are in control of their learning. Each student was given a Chromebook and a link to a Google Form.

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Mimio unveils MimioMobile for browsers

eSchool News

The MimioMobile app will now be compatible with any device with a supported web browser, so educators and students can access and use the application’s assessment and collaboration features from nearly any device, including Chromebooks and Windows surface tablets.

Acer launches no risk laptop seed program

eSchool News

Acer has launched its new Acer Education Seed Program, which offers K-12 schools across the United States an opportunity to test either a cloud-based Acer TravelMate B117 notebook with Windows or an Acer C730E Chromebook with Chrome OS for free, with no risk, since there is no obligation to purchase.

Student Chrome Squad (Part 2): Building the Team

Shake Up Learning

The post Student Chrome Squad (Part 2): Building the Team appeared first on Shake Up Learning. When not neck deep in Chromebooks Cody spends his time with his wonderful wife Jennifer and their three amazing kids: Kollyn, Reese, and Tucker. Teachability and ability to learn quickly.

Blending Active Reading & Conversations with EDpuzzle

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Blending paper with digital media and face to face interactions with digital learning, I created checkpoints in an EDpuzzle video lesson that would encourage students to close read a text and "Turn and Talk" to answer text-based questions accurately. I then uploaded the new version to EDpuzzle and embedded the checkpoint questions, tagging each with a NJ Learning Standard for ELA 9th grade (formerly known as Common Core Curriculum Standards).

How to Launch an Instructional Technology Strategy

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Join us to learn how to plan and execute an instructional technology strategy that supports your digital learning needs.

Content, patience and a plan: How to launch an instructional technology strategy

techlearning

FREE Webinar | September 13, 2018 | 3:00 PM EDT Join us to learn how to plan and execute an instructional technology strategy that supports your digital learning needs.

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Creating Opportunities by Building Collaborative Teams

EdTechTeam

We wanted to provide students in grades 5-12 with regular, equitable access to digital learning tools in school and at home. Last year, we decided all of our middle school and high school students would have a chromebook to take back and forth to school.

How to Orchestrate a Digital Transformation

EdTech Magazine

How to Orchestrate a Digital Transformation. Today, we have a gigabit wireless network deployed at our elementary, middle and high schools , and starting this fall, we expect to have deployed more than 3,000 Chromebooks to our students, teachers and administrators. Given today’s realities, going digital was the clear choice. We now view promoting the digital classroom as a way to attract young families and tech-savvy teachers into our community.

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Q&A: Rachel Gorton On How K–12 Schools Envision the Future of Education

EdTech Magazine

When making the switch to a modern learning environment, it can be easy for K–12 schools to get distracted by the impressive array of new education technology and lose sight of the reason to adopt these tools in the first place: to improve student outcomes.

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3 Resources to Help Connect Students and Families

Digital Promise

When Howard-Suamico School District went digital, giving every student in grades 3 and up tablets or laptops, the change was immediate and dramatic. Students were excited about learning. “What you find out very quickly as teachers is not just the power of using technology in the classroom, but the power to extend learning, to carry it beyond just the school day,” says Brian Nicol, communications coordinator and, until recently, a teacher at the Wisconsin school district.

3 Strategies for Using G Suite for Education in the K-3 Classroom

EdTechTeacher

G Suite for Education provides opportunities for students of all ages to learn and grow. When combined with a Chromebook or laptop, the core G Suite programs create a powerful platform for learning. Google Slides to Make the Physical Digital.

Pillars of Digital Leadership Series: Student Engagement and Learning

A Principal's Reflections

This post is the fifth in a series that will outline the foundational elements of my new book, Digital Leadership: Changing Paradigms for Changing Times. This results in various levels of disengagement during the teaching and learning process.

How Modern Learning Environments Support Numerous Pedagogies

EdTech Magazine

How Modern Learning Environments Support Numerous Pedagogies. When Neosho Junior High School teachers and students moved into a sleek, new campus last August, they said goodbye to traditional classrooms and hello to modern learning spaces that encourage mobility, collaboration and new ways of learning. features spacious, glass-walled classrooms that open into common learning areas. Our goal is to enhance learning, and it works.

The Benefits of Video in the Digital Classroom

ViewSonic Education

Digital-based learning benefits students. Blended learning and flipped classrooms. When teachers leverage technology, learning outcomes improve. From virtual labs and games to digital textbooks and online curriculum, digital classrooms rely on video.

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Organizing the Edtech Toolbox

edWeb.net

During the edWebinar, “ Transform Learning: Track Results for Chromebooks, Google Suite, and Every Application,” presenters Kyle Berger, Chief Technology Officer at Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, TX, and Matthew X. Teachers have many edtech resources in their toolbox now.

FOLLOW THE MONEY: FUNDING INNOVATION

techlearning

Here are some of the most recent winners: School District 51 (CO) students scored 9,000 new Chromebooks for the next school year. The Chromebooks and charging carts were purchased with $3.18 A four-year replacement cycle will be set up for Guilderland’s Chromebooks.

6 Edtech New Year’s Resolutions

Tom Murray

Regardless of which region of the country the conversations take place, a number of concerns arise regarding a district’s digital transformation. These concerns are real and often become roadblocks for student learning. As school leaders work to implement digital learning practices, they must commit to navigating roadblocks, problem solving, and planning for sustainable, systemic transformation. Commit to Personalized Professional Learning.

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Upgrade coaching helps Arizona tech director plan for success

Education Superhighway

As a small rural district about an hour outside of Phoenix, Stanfield appreciates the power of digital learning to expand students’ educational opportunities and improve academic outcomes.

Bringing Tech to the Tundra: Educators Are Bridging the Technology Gap in Alaska

Edsurge

One unique aspect of Mat-Su’s approach to digital learning is that edtech is housed under the office of instruction. The program uses school resources to purchase Google Chromebooks for students in rural areas (as the name implies) and couples that with a blended learning strategy in the classroom. Fewer students meant that the roll outs would be simpler and district leaders could learn from any missteps before scaling up the program at larger schools.

How Can We Measure Edtech's Return on Investment?

Edsurge

For example, with technology we have engaged with BrightBytes ’ Technology and Learning module to measure the progress of our tech programs over time and get evidence to inform future initiatives. The foundational technology pieces – Chromebooks, internet, assessment platforms – are stabilized at most Oakland schools. So the next year, the district purchased 10,000 chromebook devices on wifi-enabled carts and rolled them out equitably across our 86 schools and 36,000 students.

Join the edWeb Team at ISTE 2015

edWeb.net

Come and meet up with the edWeb team at ISTE in Philadelphia next week. At ISTE 2015, Common Sense Education will provide a sneak preview of the latest version of Graphite, designed to help educators learn fundamental edtech teaching skills. dreambox learning.

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The 4 C’s of Learning in a Connected Classroom

EdTech Magazine

The 4 C’s of Learning in a Connected Classroom. K–12 schools transitioning to a connected classroom model should be focusing on four key aspects, or the “four C’s” of learning , to create a successful learning environment, according to a Cisco report on using technology in the classroom. For teachers with the latest smartboard or new Chromebooks for students, installing the technology is not the end of the process, it’s the very beginning.

Leadership Roundtable: Digital Equity

techlearning

The focus of the roundtable was to share strategies for addressing digital equity in their districts, specifically what has worked best for districts as they seek to close the equity gap for gender, economics, and diverse student communities.

Michigan’s Van Buren Public Schools Select Discovery Education to Support Districtwide Movement to 1:1 Learning

techlearning

- Unparalleled Blend of Discovery Education’s Digital Resources and Professional Learning Services to Power School System’s Movement to More Personalized Learning Environments - Silver Spring, Md.

What Actually Works in EdTech? with Tom Murray

The CoolCatTeacher

In this podcast, Tom shares the research and highlights, some of which are included in the book Learning Transformed that he co-authored with Eric Sheninger. He’s the co-author of Learning Transformed. Research Finding #1: (What Works) Learning must be Interactive.

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WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

techlearning

www.getalma.com ) Alma Technologies has announced it is allowing any SQL-based business intelligence tool, such as Tableau and Jaspersoft, to access data from its modern, student information system and learning management system. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

T&L’S ISTE 2018 BEST OF SHOW AWARDS WINNERS

techlearning

For the fifth year, Tech & Learning presents its awards program that honors great products at ISTE 2018. For the fifth year, Tech & Learning presents its awards program that honors great products at ISTE 2018.

Illinois’ School District U-46 Selects Discovery Education to Support Bilingual Math Teaching and Learning Strategy

techlearning

- Discovery Education’s Math Techbook and Professional Development to Accelerate District’s Transition to Digital Teaching and Learning - Silver Spring, Md.